California Living Museum CALM

10500 Alfred Harrell Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93306

The California Living Museum exists to display and interpret native California animals, plants, fossils and artifacts to teach a respect for all living things through education, recreation, conservation and research. Located on 14 park-like acres, CALM’s zoo features over 80 species of unreleasable animals. Only animals injured or who cannot survive in their native environment are housed at CALM. Natural exhibits include: an open black bear exhibit, bird of prey exhibit with hawks, owls and eagles, a mammal round that houses bobcats, and several species of foxes, a waterfowl pond with resident mallards attracts spring and fall migrants, deer yard, an underground reptile house, and a contact area with domestic animals. Several endangered species may be seen on exhibit.

CALM has been hosting HolidayLights since 2002, exciting families with more than two million lights in dazzling night time displays. A volcano spews multi-colored lava, frogs leap across lily pads, a sea serpent appears in CALM’s tranquil pond, a monkey throws coconuts and Santa rides around the world with his sleigh and reindeer. And there are many more fascinating displays set against the California Living Museum's (CALM) beautiful botanic landscape of native vegetation housing injured or abandoned animals native to California. Proceeds from HolidayLights benefit the non-profit CALM Foundation, providing funding for developing new and exciting animal exhibits at CALM.

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